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30 September 2022

20 ways to bring in donations

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Each year, our awesome Mo’s come up with brilliant ways to raise much-needed funds and awareness for men’s health.

The most famous method (but definitely not the only one) is to Grow a moustache. Or you can pledge to Move 60km in a month. You can also Host a Mo-ment to raise funds in a fun and connect with your community. Or why not try to Mo Your Own Way? This is for those eyebrow-raising ideas that (hopefully) make everyone ask, “you’re doing what?!”

Remember you don’t need to stick with just one. You can Grow and Move, Move and Host or Host & Mo your Own Way. It’s up to you.


Try the Trucker. Rock a Regent. Cultivate a Connoisseur. More than just follicles on your face, your moustache is a ribbon. It grants you the power to remind people of the importance of men’s health, and urges them to take action and donate.

Here are 5 ways to up the ante and raise more for men’s health:

  1. Mo sweepstake – auction off the style of your Mo for donations – either to the highest bidder or in a raffle.
  2. Download the Movember AppTake a daily photo and share your Mo-gress using our built in GIF creator. Create and share videos and use our filters to splash your ‘tache all over your social media.
  3. Dye it – Nothing gets more attention than a pink or purple Mo. Want to raise more? Offer to dye it in colours you hate for extra dough.
  4. Dress to match your Mo – wear fancy dress for the last day of Movember to match your Mo. Dust off your Mario costume, your cowboy boots or Freddie Mercury outfit.
  5. The keeper – not everyone’s a Mo fan. So what happens if you announce that you plan to keep yours? Maybe it’s an opportunity to get donations to shave it off. Just sayin’.


How you run or walk your 60km is up to you. Take it fast, take it slow. Push your limits outside (or push ‘go’ on the treadmill). Those 60km are for the 60 men we lose to suicide each hour, every hour globally.

Here are some ways to maximise your Move donations:

  1. Move multiplier – ask your network to pledge a donation amount for every km that you move. If you can get five people to pledge £1 per km, that’s £300 raised.
  2. Move FM – share daily Move playlists for extra donations. Or have your donors pay extra to add songs.
  3. Slow mover – take your time. Space your moves over the month, asking people to chip in for each session logged. We all know the story of the tortoise and the hare.
  4. Move in twos – get a friend on board and walk your 60km together. It's also a great opportunity to check in with each other.
  5. MoRunning – Rack up some extra kilometres at MoRunning. There are 19 runs across the UK with 5km, 10km, half marathon and kids’ 1.5km options. Get together with the Mo community, dress up and smash your Move target with the crew.


Host a Mo-ment in-person, or of you can’t get together, host one online. Think big. Think small. Think delicious, competitive or creative. Take pointers from our Event Toolkit, or go rogue and do the handiwork yourself.

Get going with these thought-starters:

  1. Mo Quiz – we made a quiz for you to use. Adapt it for your team if you like, offer prizes, and ask for donations to enter. Everyone loves a quiz, right?
  2. The Mo factor – host a talent show. Pick the right team members, and you could be onto a winner. Set up centre stage at your place or do it live on a video conference.
  3. World Cup Watch Party – set up the screen, provide drinks and snacks and ask friends to make a donation to save their seat at your very own watch party.
  4. Mo-lympics – organise a tournament or day of ‘athletics’ with donations to enter. Offer prizes for the winners of your space hopper race, your office chair dash, or three-legged sprint.
  5. Bing-Mo – host a bingo night and ask players to donate for their bingo cards. There’s a number of websites out there that generate cards for free, and even randomly select the numbers for you to call.


Mo Your Own Way is an open-ended invitation to test your limits in the name of men’s health. It's a choose-your-own-adventure challenge, epic in scope and scale. You need imagination, determination and fire in your belly. And you'll have a ton of fun while you’re getting it done.

Whether it’s a gruelling test of physical endurance or a not-so-sweaty pledge to kick a bad habit – it’s whatever Mo Your Own Way means to you.

Here’re some ideas to get your imagination flowing:

  1. Mo-a-Thon – livestream a workout in which people make pledges against the activity you’re doing.
  2. Make Movember ‘NO-vember’– get sponsored to give up caffeine, sugar or alcohol for the month. Fine yourself when you fumble. You’ll raise funds and improve your health at the same time – don’t you love twofers?
  3. Create your own epic challenge – take inspiration from people like Mo Bro Cam who is taking on a 60 hour meditation to represent the 60 men we lose to suicide every hour. Or how about Mo Bro Mac who is climbing Pen Y Fan as many times as possible in 24 hours, for his mates who have struggled with their mental health.
  4. Kare-Mo-ke – post a video of you singing online and challenge your mates to do it better or differently. Take requests and ask for donations.
  5. Hairy handlebars – dust off that saddle and create your own cycling challenge. LEJOG anyone?